Compare 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen vs 2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

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4-Door Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
4-Door Manual S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $23,200 $24,615
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $24,299 $25,715
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5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,816
$21,851
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,510
$23,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$389 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.3 177.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 42.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.5 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 18.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3228 3245
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DISI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 280 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 263 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.19/3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.37
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.46
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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